[spectre] Le Musee divisioniste - PRESS RELEASE

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Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:56:40 +0200


"Le Musee di-visioniste"
is happy to launch
the first cross-platform online exhibition
of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
in cooperation with "A Virtual Memorial

"Focus:x? - {self}_presentation"

curated and created by Agricola de Cologne.
The exhibition is open since
Wednesday, 25 September 2002 and will
run until the end of the year 2002.

Focus: x? ...........

is a new type of future curatorial project planning of
It is planned to organize several times a year
cross-platform projects focussed on a special subject/theme,
including the different sites of
the corporate members of the network as an exhibitions space.

The first project of this series, entitled
"Focus: x? - {self}_presentation"
combines "Edition 05" of the
"Featured Artists" series on "Le Musee di-visioniste"
and the featured project
"Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves" (see below)
organized earlier this year by "A Virtual Memorial"

"Focus: X?... can be accessed via the startpage of


"Edition 05/Featured Artists" features following three female artists:

1. Coco Gordon  - the New York based cross-media artist

2. Melissa Ulto - the New York based video artist

3. Valeri Rose - the young Tampa/Florida based artist


1. The most comprehensive feature represents
"Coco Gordon's {self}_presentation".
In her exciting life Coco Gordon,
New York based, but of Italian origin,
used self-presenting
as an artistic language manifested in performances,
installations or photo sessions.
One could count her to the Fluxus movement,
the variety of her art working surprises the viewer
always with the non-expected.
The "feature" showing a selection of more than
100 works originating from the years 1958 until 2002,
is an ongoing project, which will be updated
and extended from time to time in future.

2. Melissa Ulto, New York based as well,
chose video as her favorite artistic medium
for starting presenting herself.
Her 13 minutes-video "UnMade Movie"
represents an online video exhibit
as an exploration of subculture sexuality,
as depicted by b-movies
and pulp fiction,
mixed with cyber culture.

3. Valeri Rose, an emerging artist from Tampa/Florida/USA
took another way of self-presenting:
her personal artist's homepage.
The combination of half non-commercial
and half commercial offers a variform
view on the artistic intensions and background
including also some ironic aspects.


"Mirror at the Bottom -
Artists portraiting themselves"

curated by Agricola de de Cologne.

"Artists' self-portraits belong to the most fascinating artistic formats
since here the viewer gets a lot of more information about an artist than
through his working in other type of formats.
The view through the mirror at the bottom offers a critical reflection
either connected to an ideal image or its contrary.
154 artists submitted about 300 works. Each artist represents in his
individuality a different unique approach to self-reflection and to art as
This online show encompasses a wide range of media and individual styles.
It represents a composition from virtual, net based "new media" to
traditional, physical
"old media" (but digitalized) artworks, and, in this way, an art work of


These are the 154 participating artists from 37 countries:

Albrecht, Dorothee
Armstrong, Steve
Aubrymore, Yves
Agricola de Cologne
Bacelli, Vittorio
Barros, Rita
Bas, Bulent
Bechrakis, Evgenia
Beltran, J.D.
Bensko, Tantra
Bitterman und Duka
Boone, John
Boyer, Dan
Caceres, Anahi
Cahen, Xavier
Campanella, Petra
Ceolin, Maurizio
Christion, Enrico
Cianci, Lisa
Clara, Gerry
Clauss, Nicolas
Comanescu, Nicolae
Consalvez, Tina
Cook, Jo Cook
Coremberg, Irene
Cordova, Paula
Della Beffa, Carla
Delgado, Fernando G.
Doman, Eileen
Dohrmann, Robert
Drouhin, Reynald
el Safti, Moataz
Eyman, Andrew
Fiks Yevgeniy
Gaba, Letitia
Gaida, Judith
Garwood, Deborah
Giannis, Greg
Gintas K.
Golumbia, David
Gordon, Coco
Gould, Melissa
Grancher, Valerie
Gray, Don
Greenberg, Max
Guedea, Alberto
Hackemann, Rebecca
Hai Dai
Hankwitz, Molly
Heier, Cornelia
Hilpert, Ilse
Holtzer, Oliver
Holz, Joachim
Hyvärinen, Aimo
Ittersum, Barbara v.
Jankovic, Milos
Johannson, Tiia
Johnson, Jeheshua
Jones, Barry R.
Joseph, Rene
Jameson-Pelizzari, H.
Judy, Brian
Karkowski, Michael v.
Karlowitz, Bernhard
Kase, Dagmar
Kelomees, Raivo
Kerf, Franziska
Kirillov, Oleg
Kjok, Solveig
Klimek, Gabriele
Konart, Tomasz
Kouladjie, Shirin
Kuslansky, Karen
Kustre, Ante
Lai, Tamara
Lewarne, Eva
Lee, Bovey
Loseby, Jess
Lubrich, Richard
Lynch, Mary
Manghi, Jorge
Margolles, Jorge
Mehrotra, Jaideep
Menenses, Ned
Mikhailov, Andrej
Montant, Laurent
Montini, Robert
Murphy, John
Musri, Mirella
Neufeld, Brigitte
Newman, Kathleen
Nicolic, Misa
Norris, Sam
Olejarz, Harold
Olivero, Domenico
Oliveto, James
O'Malley, Feargal
Panayotova, Elena
Papp, Gabor
Parado, Frim
Pernecka, Sara
Perro, Florentine
Pico, Ima
Pieke, Linda
Pilipovic, Nicola
Pope, Ivan
Portrait of the Artist
Rabinowitz, Arlene
Radovic, Natasa
Reill, Alexandra
Ricciardi, Angelo
Rizea, Luiza
Roca, Anton
Rollin, Timothée
Sachse,  Martin
Salcher, Beatrix
Sandkuehler, Abhika
Santune, Frederique
Sassu, Antonio
Segal, Ken
Smylie, Barry
Soika, Karin Ulrike
Spielman, Gavin
Stuart, Fred
Tchebunin, Oleg
Thomas, Geoffrey
Tudor, Floe
Tulipana, Paul
Turner, Jeremy Owen
Ulanowsky, Igor
Ulbrich, Thomas
Ulto, Melissa
Ungerer, Helen
Urban, Alexander
Urzyn, Anna
Vatamanu, Mona
Vauda, Marija
Veszely, Beate
Viale, Susanna
Vieira, José
Vornmoor, Kerstin M.
Wengel, Roswitha
Yepes, Andres
Zalaznik, Janez
Zanni, Carlo
Zint, Annekatrin

Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is an online museum based on a philosophical idea,
currently partially under reconstruction.

A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the Forgetting and for
is an ongoing, award winning New Media art project since 01.01.2000
created, edited and curated by Agricola de Cologne.

Both online environments are corporative members of
the experimental online platform for art in Internet.

Agricola de Cologne, multi-disciplinary media artist from Germany
is the creator, founder, editor, producer of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
and its seven corporate sites.


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Minimum technical requirements:
1024x768 VGA resolution, soundCard
Pentium III 800 Mhz or comparable MAC
Flash 6, MS Internet Explorer 5.0+ or
Netscape 6.0+
minimum 56K or 64K ISDN modem,
recommended DSL highspeed modem